India, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Malaysia have all awarded $10,000 grants to fastweb students, in a bid to boost their chances of getting into the top universities.
The scholarships were announced by the Ministry of Higher Education and Skills (MHE) on Monday, which aims to ensure the entry of new students and students with specific skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
The first of the scholarships was announced in May 2017, with a total of $20,000 awarded in 10 Indian states and five countries, according to the MHE.
The awards have also been distributed in the Philippines and Cambodia, in addition to Thailand and Singapore.
“The Indian government has been committed to bringing a better future for its students and has committed to awarding scholarships to students who will help in securing a better education for their children,” MHA chief information officer Amit Kishore said in a statement.
“We have been committed and will continue to be in a position to provide scholarships to young students who have the potential to pursue careers in STEM.”MHA’s Chief Information Officer Amit Kishi told NDTV that the government is committed to supporting the advancement of young students in the field of science, technology and engineering.
“We have always sought to bring young students to the forefront and we are also committed to encourage them to pursue their careers in the future,” he said.
“For this reason, we have launched the India Fastweb Scholarship Fund, which is a platform for Indian students to apply for grants of up to $10k.
Kishore added that the MHA was working with various organisations in the country to launch a comprehensive platform for the fastweb.””
The scholarships are also open to all students from all age groups, including under-20, and are to be awarded at the start of the next academic year,” Kishor said.
Kishore added that the MHA was working with various organisations in the country to launch a comprehensive platform for the fastweb.
“India is the largest fastweb market in the world.
We are also working with international partners to ensure a better access to high-quality, low-cost digital education for all Indian students,” he added.